C5 clutch or cylinder?

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pasalima
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C5 clutch or cylinder?

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Hi All,
2 weeks ago my clutch pedal dropped a few inches & I assumed that it was something like the cable slipping.
Then last week I couldn’t get it into gear, which prompted me to think it might be a cylinder gone. I’m curious to know if this is a common occurrence & if the cylinder is external, or internal. (In other words, will I have to replace the clutch as well?)

Anyway, much obliged for any light that can be shed on the situation.
Cheers,
Paul
2011 C5 tourer man 2 litre hdi excl (163 hp)
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Re: C5 clutch or cylinder?

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Stick up the VIN and we can check the clutch fitted. Citroen mostly use external slaves, but there are exceptions! How many miles (km in your case I guess!) has it done? PSA clutches like to eat the release bearing at 80-100k miles....
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Re: C5 clutch or cylinder?

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You have this clutch setup:
pasa clutch.PNG
... and the slave is remote by the looks of it:
pasa slave.PNG
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Re: C5 clutch or cylinder?

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Thanks Richard,
It looks like Marc’s beaten me to it. (Thanks Marc)
There’s about 100k miles up on it now. When it happened, I raised / lowered the suspension & pumped the brake pedal repeatedly & was able to engage 1st & 2nd in order to limp home. That’s what makes me think it might be just a cylinder.

My quandary: If it’s an external cylinder, my local mechanic (non Citroen) could probably handle the replacement.
However, if it’s an internal slave, I would also replace the clutch as well. I’m just wondering if this is a nightmare for a non Citroen mechanic. If so, I would have it towed to a Citroen dealer.
There lies my dilemma.
Cheers,
Paul
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Re: C5 clutch or cylinder?

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May be worth a call to your local dealer first, as I know they offer clutch replacements from £399 (UK) all in. What is essential is that the correct alignment / centring tool is used otherwise this will lead to ill-fitting and issues....
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Re: C5 clutch or cylinder?

Post by pasalima »

Thanks Marc,
I’ll give him a try so.